Table 1

Summary of data collected, outcome measures and time schedule

Data collected and tool usedPre-interventionMonthlyAt 6 months onlyPost-intervention
Resident
 SociodemographicsAge, gender, ethnicity, marital status, highest level of education.R
 Service use in the prior monthClient Service Receipt Inventory (ref). Calculates service and total care costs.RRRR
 Functional statusThe Barthel Index.32 RRR
 Resident quality of life-self ratedEQ-5D-5L (ref) self-rated health index and Visual Analogue Scale of current health state.PPP
 Resident quality of life-proxy ratedEQ-5d-Proxy (ref) care partner or staff member view of the resident’s quality of life.CP/SCP/SCP/S
Care partner
 SociodemographicsAge, gender, ethnicity, marital status, years of schooling, highest level of education.CPCPCP
 Quality of lifeEQ-5D-5L EuroQol (1990).CPCPCP
 Preferred roleHow much and how they like to be involved in the residents care.CP
Staff
 Staff sociodemographicsAge, gender, ethnicity, number of years of education.R
 Staff work characteristicsHighest qualification, role in care home, length of service, shift pattern, first language.R
 Organisational support for person-centred careThe Person-Centred Care Assessment Tool (ref).SSS
 Communication with primary careNurse-General Practitioner Communication Needs Assessment Questionnaire.SSS
 Perceived knowledge and skills for early detection in changes in healthDeveloped from feasibility study. Assesses key knowledge and skills needed to implement the intervention. Rated on 5-point Likert scale; 1 (disagree completely) to 5 (agree completely).SSS
System-level data
 Number of hospital admissionsRespiratory infections, urinary tract infections, dehydration, congestive heart failure?SSSS
 ‘Avoidability’ of admissionsStructured Implicit Record Review.Saliba et al, 2000SSSS
 Use of primary assessment toolRespiratory infections, urinary tract infections, dehydration, congestive heart failure?SSSS
 Use of secondary assessment toolRespiratory infections, urinary tract infections, dehydration, congestive heart failure?SSSS
 Out of hours GP contactsGP visits or telephone contact.SSSS
 Ambulances and hospital useNumber and length of hospital admissions (days), accident and emergency attendances and readmissions.SSSS
 Deaths in the last calendar monthSSSS
 Staff turnoverSSSS
 Care home occupancy levelNumber of available beds to new residents.SSSS
  • CP, care partner; P, participant; R researcher; S, care home staff.